I write because it's a passion. I write because I have stories to share with the world. I write because I need a creative outlet.

Sometimes, my head is filled with so many competing ideas and thoughts all at once that I simply have to put them all into words. I always have my smartphone with me, including shower time, because the muse hits me at unexpected moments and I don't want to lose the ideas later.

I've been dating a wonderfully supportive and loving man since January 2013, someone who is willing to accept my shortcomings, someone who is willing to tolerate my idiosyncrasies... The journey has been long and difficult, but we have our good moments. He has a love/hate relationship with the fact that I sometimes include a part of our stories in my books, but I enjoy writing "us" into the stories anyway.

I hope that you will all join me in my writing journey and get a glimpse into my life through my stories.

Visit my blog at www.alcasgraham.blogspot.com.

Q: Have you always wanted to be a writer?

A: Yes and no. I love to write, but I’m terrified of exposing my inner thoughts. A sidenote: my mom used to tell me that I talked way too much and that I would only be quiet when I was asleep. Later, she changed her mind because apparently I talked in my sleep. LOL! I guess writing is a natural extension.

Q: How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?

A: Honestly, there isn’t much of a difference, but I have learned to be more sexually explicit. At the beginning, I was hesitant to use explicit words to describe the male anatomy or the act of sexual intimacy. I even used words like “hard member” or “copulation.” After editing my first book, the “pervert” in me was totally unleashed.

Q: How did you begin your writing journey?

A: I actually googled “How to be a paid porn writer.” I’m serious. My boyfriend looked at me and said, “You just want to watch people having sex live.” Well, duh! Unfortunately, there didn’t seem to be a surefire (pun fully intended) way to break into the porn industry... Well, unless you have a gigantic penis. Anyway, I then became interested in simply writing about sex. That was the beginning of my journey as a (mostly) erotic romance writer. My boyfriend would probably disagree because he claimed that my stories were smut, pure and simple. I don’t listen to him, so... LOL!

Q: How about your pseudonym? How did you come up with it?

A: That was another strange moment. I was sitting in my bedroom, Googling “How to come up with a pseudonym” while my boyfriend was reading on the bed right next to me. Then, I found this website that had a list of various anagrams for my full, legal name, but I hated them all. I toyed around with the name “Phoenix” for a while, but it didn’t feel right. Eventually, I saw a website for pseudonyms and I clicked on it. I read some of the names out loud and my boyfriend was like, “I love ‘Casper’.” I was like, “Okay, but I need a 'last name' to go with it.” Then, right below “Casper,” I saw the name “Graham.” Hence, “Casper Graham” was born.

Q: Do you Google yourself?

A: Goodness, where do I begin? LOL! It’s a colossal mistake to google myself. When I first started, I found a different “Casper Graham” on a social media site and it was filled with a ton of porn. I was initially worried that the readers would be turned off by me because they might have visited the social media accounts of a different “Casper Graham.” Then, I realized, “I essentially write porn for a living. Well, at least part-time.” LOL!

Anyway, after my first book had been published, I googled myself and read a couple of reviews. Three words: Biggest. Mistake. Ever! I love and appreciate all the reviews that I have received. I am also friends with a lot of my readers on various social media sites, but some reviews are very hard to swallow—pun fully intended, naturally.

Q: What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?

A: I’m the kind of writer who often includes a part of my personal experiences in my stories. Writing them is not difficult, but the knowledge that other people are/will be reading something so intimate can be terrifying.

Q: Tell us something weird about yourself in relation to your writing process.

A: I enjoy writing sex scenes. In fact, I love them. I don’t blush while writing them or even after sending the manuscripts to the publisher, but I am always shy whenever the editors contact me. I think I’m a little embarrassed that the editors now know how perverted my sexual fantasies are. Some of my kinks are probably not that strange, but I can’t get used to the idea that someone else has read and edited them word by word. LOL!

Q: How can the readers get to know more about you and your future projects?

A: They can always stalk me on my social media accounts or my blog. I’m quite active on almost all of them.

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